On 22 November 2007, the Competition Commission (CC) has published a Notice of intention to make an Order, draft Order andexplanatory note for draft Order in regard to its investigation of the Northern Ireland PCA banking market.

The CC undertook the investigation after a reference from the OFT and publishes its report earlier this year on 15 May. The report set out a number of remedies to redress the adverse effects on competition and the draft order seeks to give effect to these remedies.